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Oral history interview with Hella Levi

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1231 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1231

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Hella Levi describes her childhood in Frankfurt, Germany; the changes the Jewish community experienced after Hitler's rise to power in 1933; Kristallnacht; her husband and father's arrest and imprisonment in Buchenwald; her father's release; her husband's continued imprisonment until she was able to acquire boat passage to Shanghai; the couple's decision to flee and leave their families behind; the fate of their families who perished; their voyage to Shanghai; the difficult conditions for impoverished refugees; the establishment of a religious and cultural Jewish community in Shanghai; daily life and work in the Hong Kew ghetto of Shanghai; the Japanese occupation; and the end of hostiliites.

Interviewee
Hella Levi
Interviewer
Mr. Jim Miller
David Sokolsky
Date
1985 March 23  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:32:01
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